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Star Apartments

Location

240 E. 6th St.
LA 90013

Description

Star Apartments provides permanent supportive housing to 100 formerly homeless individuals using innovative modular pre-fabricated units that are cantilevered over a two-story concrete superstructure. Designed by the award-winning Michael Maltzan Architecture, Star Apartments is a LEED for Homes Platinum development that aims to inspire residents and the surrounding community. The apartments are terraced above a Health and Wellness Center on the second floor, which includes a community kitchen, art rooms, running/walking track, and space for supportive services. Residents can also enjoy a raised community garden, and multiple outdoor patio spaces for exercise and group activities. On the ground floor, the Star houses a clinic operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), which serves both Star residents and the surrounding community. It is also headquarters for DHS’ Housing for Health Division, a ground-breaking team that is committed to funneling resources towards the most critical determinant of health: housing.

Year Completed

2013

Architect

Michael Maltzan Architecture

Read the Star Apartments’ LEED for Homes Sustainability information (pdf).

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